The heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) temperature control knob may be hard to turn. Mitsubishi Motors has released a service bulletin out outlining the necessary repairs. Repairs involve installing a new air blend door lever and link, lubing the blend door track, and installing a filter on top of the blower motor housing to prevent entry of dirt and debris. If the temperature control assembly has been damaged it will require replacement also.
HVAC Temperature Knob Hard to Turn on Mitsubishi Outlander
Average mileage: 95,562 (10,000–185,000)
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Same problem. Here is the service bulletin with instructions to fix it and parts needed. http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/superbovine/2011-06-04_225851_52004549.pdf
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander85,000Visitor
broke knob right off when trying to turn
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander62,000Visitor
Broken temp knob like everyone else. You think Mitsubishi would take care of this being such a common problem. But that would be the right thing to do and NONE of the auto makers can seem to do the right thnig!!!
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander100,000Visitor
was always hard to turn but now can not switch from ac to heat
my ac / heater blend knob was hard to turn and I ended up breaking the shaft the knob connects to. I was able to find thru searching the web a fix I found out Mitsubishi has replacement gears to replace on the heater blend door. I was able to buy form my Mitsubishi dealer the replacement gears for $28 and todo the repair my self was super easy. the gear are located on the drivers side under the dash next to the gas pedal to small screws and two wire connections. I need to replace my controller but haven't found it cheap enough in a self serve auto yard yet. but I highly recommend to pull out you controller and lube the gears on the controller too. again another easy fix just pull all three knobs and to small scews
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander100,000[deleted]
knob broke off always hard to turn. looking for used unit but its $1000 bucks used and not installed.Mitsubishi needs to come clean on this.
The A/C control it's hard to turn on, the ventilation come in out very warm, and in a few second feel the ac works good but sudenly stop the fresh air,and start to feel hot again and again. I need to know what's the problem with mi car. The a/c fan some time works and somet time it doesn.t but the temperature indicator les than an half. The temperature I have no problem. Only in A/C on.
2004 Mitsubishi Outlander70,000Visitor
hvac knob difficult to turn
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander174,000Visitor
Heater/AC temperature control knob has always been hard to turn, and progressed to the point I broke the knob shaft when trying to adjust the AC temperature setting. Thus I'm now unable to change the temp from AC to heater. I tried pliers but couldn't grip the remaining shaft tight enough to adjust the setting. I'm open to any suggestions on how to fix this problem.
2007 Mitsubishi Outlander66,205Visitor
Same Exact problem as this post. Could not have written any different than is explained as follows: Running heater or AC would erratically produce a horrible loud noise from the glove compartment area. I removed the glove compartment and surrounding containment parts and found the blower and filter assembly. I removed the blower motor (easy) and the fan from the motor and found a fine layer of black dust. My first thought was bad bearings (BTW I know nothing about cars). I sprayed some WD-40 in the moving parts of the motor and replaced the fan. I reinstalled the blower motor and we had not noise for 2-3 months. Now making noise again so I'm shopping for a blower motor for a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander but all websites showing pictures show a different blower motor than the one I'm replacing. I can't find the one that was in my care anywhere, nor can I find any info advising of a change or model number. The model number from the sticker on the motor is CSA431D214A and Made in Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD. A Google search for that model number only returns a few hits and they are all European. My car was manufactured in March of 2007 and the blower motor shows a manufacture date of February 2007. I don't want to pay a dealer for such an easy part to replace but I'm not sure how to find the right motor. The search continues ME:Going to dealer Will follow up on results
Bulletin Number: 455003 Bulletin Date: 20040301 Category: 138130 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:CONTROLS/WIRING Summary: HEATER TEMPERATURE DIAL HARD TO TURN. *TT Hav had no repairs done at this time.
You need the strength of Hercules to turn the dial. I swear I'm going to break my fingers every time I try to turn it. We bought the car used in April 2011 & hadn't needed to use the heat before the 5 month extended warranty that we paid for at the car dealership was up.
temperature knob hard to turn in shop now hope he can fix it
HVAC temperature nob is broken
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander10,000Visitor
The knob is hard to turn and still is.
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander50,000Visitor
I am reporting the same problem with the Temperature Control Knob being had to turn to the point where it broke off the Temperature Control Knob on my dash.
2006 Mitsubishi Outlander150,000Visitor
Heated up the old plastic piece enough to bend it back in shape so it would stay connected
2004 Mitsubishi Outlander120,000Visitor
Similar to others, the control knob was difficult to turn. I dealt with it and just used force until the knob broke off. Now I reach under the dash and rotate the gear lever manually to adjust temperature. Obviously, this cannot be done while driving, so figure out which one it's on before you start! I have the parts on my Amazon wish list, just haven't bought them yet. I'll probably fix this month.
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander80,000Visitor
none sometimes wont turn at all.. Was offered repair by dealer but was too expensive.
Ditto, the knob has now broken
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